From IMDb : Rich old Cyrus West's relatives are waiting for him to die so they can inherit. But he stipulates that his will be read 20 years after his death. On the appointed day his expectant heirs arrive at his brooding mansion. The will is read and it turns out that Annabelle West, the only heir who shares his name, inherits, if she is deemed sane. If she isn't, the money and some diamonds go to someone else, whose name is in a sealed envelope. Before he can reveal the identity of... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Mystery, Silent
Orlacs HÃ¤nde (English language title: "The Hands of Orlac"; French title: "Les Mains d'Orlac") is an Austrian silent film of 1924. This late Expressionist work, produced by Robert Wiene, has been remade twice. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: orlac, silent, film, wiene
Rare silent film by the maker of "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari", released the same year. Unfornately, this is a 45 minutes condensed copy of the film. more info on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0011221/ and on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genuine_(film) favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: expressionism, Robert Wiene, silent movie
At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta and thus forces her to give up her role (Marguerite in Faust) for unknown Christine Daae. Christine meets this phantom (a masked man) in the catacombs, where he lives. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews ) Topics: silent, drama, horror, pdmovies
William King Baggot stars in this early dramatization of Robert Louis Stephensonâs classic horror story. Although the script maintains the essence of the original story there are a quite a few differences. In this version, for instance, Jekyll is romantically involved with a woman named Alice. Please note that this is a silent movie and no soundtrack has been added. You can learn more about the film at A Passion for Horror Topics: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 1913, king baggot, robert louis stephenson, baggot jekyll and hyde, baggot...
Classic story of a creature made of clay that comes to life and causes havok. Silent film starring Paul Wegener. Unrestored print, public domain. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: horror, fantasy, silent, feature films
Dementia is a black and white film from 1955. It is a silent film and there is not a single line of dialogue in the entire film, nor are there any storyboards to tell the viewer what is going on. The film was later re-released under the title Daughter of Horror and had the dubious benefit of an added narration. You can find out more about Dementia/Daughter of Horror at A Passion For Horror . favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: dementia, daughter of horror, horror, 1955, silent film
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the first modern Horror Film and it influence a number of contemporary productions. A real classic! PLOT: A man named Francis relates a story about his best friend Alan and his fiancée Jane. Alan takes him to a fair where they meet Dr. Caligari, who exhibits a somnambulist, Cesare, that can predict the future. When Alan asks how long he has to live, Cesare says he has until dawn. The prophecy comes to pass, as Alan is murdered, and Cesare is a prime suspect.... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 28 reviews ) Topics: Silent, Fantasy, Horror, German Expressionism
A Silent film based upon the Broadway play by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood, this Silent Gem was directed by Roland West in 1926, later being Remade as the Bat Whispers in 1930 (by Roland West) and again in 1958 in the Bat starring Vincent Price, also available at the Archive. Oh, and when I say silent, I mean silent - this was transferred from a 16mm print and was probably meant to be played with live musical accompaniment. SYNOPSIS: The Bat, a masked criminal, terrorises a mansion... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: The Bat, 1926, Silent Film, Horror, Mystery, Batman, Batsignal Roland West, Robber, Masked,...